Quarterback Sam Darnold got on the field shortly after signing his contract on Monday and his teammates marked the first-rounder’s long-awaited start to training camp with a slow clap.
Coach Todd Bowles said after practice was over that anyone who signs a big contract after missing part of camp is “going to catch ribbing from the team” and that he expects Darnold will handle it without any problem. The rookie has more pressing matters to worry about when it comes to on-field work.
Bowles said “it’ll take some time” for Darnold to get caught up to where the other players are at this point.
“First day of camp for him Authentic Travis Kelce Jersey ,” Bowles said, via NJ.com. “It looked like the first day of camp. He’ll get some studying in and he’ll catch up. You understand the ramifications of missing three practices, but he can catch up and he’s got time to catch up. But he’s got to put his head down, because everybody has a head start.”
Bowles said that he thinks Darnold will have enough practice time to prepare to play in the team’s preseason opener against the Falcons on August 10. If he does Baker Mayfield Jersey Elite , that should provide a good sense of how much catching up Darnold still has to do.
Jon Gruden is still claiming he hasn’t officially been named the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders, but his broadcast partner apparently didn’t get the memo.
Sean McDounough, working play-by-play in the booth with Gruden before today’s playoff game in Kansas City, began the broadcast with a sendoff.
“It’s an emotional and bittersweet day for our Monday Night Football family as today we say goodbye to Coach Gruden after nine very distinguished years http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-lorenzo-carter-jersey ,” McDonough said. “But I know you’re looking forward to getting back to coaching. We congratulate you as you head back to the sideline with the Raiders.”
Gruden replied that it’s too early to make such an announcement.
Everyone knows that Gruden has agreed to become the Raiders’ next head coach, but for some reason Gruden is continuing to play coy. Regardless, McDonough removed any doubt: Today is Gruden’s last day at ESPN, and next he’ll coach the Raiders.